Capture the Earth Photography Contest Deadline Nears

The deadline is approaching for the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s fourth-annual “Capture the Earth” middle school digital photography contest for all Kentucky students in grades 6-8. Whether the photo is a native wildflower or wildlife, a landscape or waterscape, we encourage students to share their photography skills through the contest and help create a greater interest in the outdoors.

Judges will look for originality and creativity, photo composition and a brief explanation of how well the photograph celebrates the beauty and diversity of Kentucky and encourages others to care about the state’s environment through stewardship and conservation.

Entries will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 4, 2014. The winner will receive two nights’ lodging at any Kentucky State Resort Park with his or her family. Middle school students may email one photograph as an attachment to It doesn’t matter when the photo was taken as long as the student is the photographer and the photograph was taken in Kentucky. Official contest rules are available at

If you have questions, contact Ricki Gardenhire at 502-564-5525 or email